Annotation Bibliography #2 – Determinants of Childhood Obesity: What Can We Learn From Built Environment Studies?

Obesity
Obesity

Casey, Romain, et al. “Determinants Of Childhood Obesity: What Can We Learn From Built Environment Studies?.” Food Quality And Preference 31.(2014): 164-172. ScienceDirect. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

As a general idea about this article, it compares the built environment with the weight of the youth population and it being a socioeconomic effect. The article showed how fast food restaurants nearby, easy transportation and leisure activity has increased obesity so they were trying to create more studies showing evidence with their methodology results, and statistics using young adolescents and children to test this out. The way the structure was laid out of the restaurants, physical activity facilities, stores, malls, sidewalks, parks, the accessibility, showed to have some strong impact on the weight of these youngsters. From the chart of this article, the “spatial accessibility, physical activity, and food behaviors” even our genes, culture, and other factors could play a role in the health of these young individuals in if they do or do not become obese, and if they are then they can have that probability of developing diseases due to obesity. This is can be studied in Atlanta. I chose this because there was not many things I found too interesting, but this one caught my eye. This article is strong in the sense in how the research methods and charts show how the built environment impacts the weight of a child, and weak in how general it was. This article is similar to the others in the way it impacts their lives.

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